Christmas at The Caldwell House
Happy Holidays!
Christmas FrontChristmas 2010

Christmas at The Caldwell House began with the Abbeville Christmas Stroll on December 2nd when about 350 people toured the home and west garden pavilion. Each room of The Caldwell House was beautifully decorated by our staff. 

Christmas Front Door
Guests entering the home were greeted with garland with white lights surrounding the front door and large poinsettias in pots on each side of the door, trimmed with magnolia leaves.
Christmas Tree 2010
The center of attention was the large Christmas tree in the parlor, set within the turret of front windows, adorned with tiny white lights, wood, silver and gold ornaments, red and gold poinsettias, and a special ornament given to The Caldwell staff by a past guest from Saint Louis.  Tables were decorated with silk florals of the season, enhanced by gold, silver, burgundy & brass ornaments and ribbon.

Christmas Dining Mantle
An angel was perched on the dining room fireplace mantel, surrounded by Christmas greenery, white ribbon and gold ornaments.

Christmas Pavilion Banister
The west garden pavilion was trimmed with lights, poinsettias and small Christmas trees.  Christmas music echoed throughout the halls and outside under the pavilion.  Guests were treated to sweets and coffee, a much-appreciated refreshment on that cold winter night of the Stroll.

The owners and staff of The Caldwell House would like to wish a Very Merry Christmas to all our friends.  We appreciate your support of The Caldwell, thank you for your continued interest and hope to serve you in the future.

West Garden Pavilion  
Pavilion Circle
Photo by Moore Photography
Construction is complete on The Caldwell House's West Garden Pavilion.  This beautiful site offers an idyllic location for a wedding ceremony or garden party under a large dome over the brick circle, surrounded by lush landscaping set among magnolia trees. The roof of the pavilion is high enough to allow viewing of the surrounding trees, flowering plants and stained glass windows of the church.
Main Pavilion Area
Photo by Moore Photography

The main area of the garden pavilion, surrounded on all sides by beautiful landscaping, offers a large area for seating, dancing and mingling.  Clear curtains can be drawn around the entire pavilion area for those times of inclement weather, but still allow the beauty of the outside landscaping to be admired from within.

The West Garden Pavilion is available to anyone booking a wedding, reception or special event at The Caldwell House.


Coming in 2011 - Guest Chef Series

Catered Food TraySouth Louisiana is a favorite destination for lovers of great food from every culture.  Next spring at The Caldwell House, we'll introduce a Guest Chef Series to showcase the culinary specialties of local chefs.  Our first international event will be "That's Amore!" when we celebrate the food and music of Italy, and the special influence of Sicilian culture in New Orleans and Abbeville. 

Watch our newsletter for more information on this and other international special events, cooking demonstrations, and much more!
Congratulations!  You're engaged!  Now what do you do? 

Watch for our January newsletter
which is a must-read for all brides who will be receiving marriage proposals and engagement rings this Christmas.

The Caldwell House            Affordable Elegance....Extravagant Value
December, 2010
Join Our Mailing List 
In This Issue
Christmas 2010
West Garden Pavilion
Guest Chef Series

News and Reviews

Click here for video on The Caldwell for Weddings, Special Events, and Bed and Breakfast.

Visit us on
Facebook   Find us on Facebook
Twitter      Follow us on Twitter

Contact Us
Online Reservations: Click Here

What's going on in Acadiana....
Krewe de Hope
Mardi Gras Ball,
Sat., February 26, 2011
to be held at
The Caldwell House

Did you know...?
Here's a last-minute idea for a Christmas gift -- purchase a Gift Certificate for a room rental which will include a gourmet breakfast.
Call 337-281-0807

Historical Fact
about life at
The Caldwell House many years ago....

The Caldwell House, though stuccoed on the outside, is actually built of bricks. Originally built as a brick Victorian style home, it was the first brick residence in Abbeville, built by its owner, Vernon Caldwell, who owned a brick manufacturing company.
Christmas Banister narrow

Christmas Banister near Landing

The Caldwell
Pecan Praline French Toast
The Caldwell Pecan Praline French Toast is
THE MOST POPULAR breakfast of returning guests.
For more delicious breakfast items, stay at The Caldwell House!
[Click here for Pecan Praline French Toast Recipe]